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Assistance to Therapeutic Gestures and Applications

The AGATHE team is in transition, with Inserm accreditation until the end of 2024.

The AGATHE team works on the design of robotic devices to assist with medical procedures. Two types of medical applications are targeted: surgical procedures (dexterous instruments, assistance robots) and assistance to people suffering from a motor deficit (motorized orthotics and prostheses, intelligent walkers).

Scientific Positioning

To develop robotic gesture assistance devices, our activities cover:

  • Analysis of human gesture and motor control, in order to produce models describing kinematics and sensorimotor loops,
  • Optimal design of robotic devices for increased gesture, in particular kinematic aspects and multimodal communication interfaces with users,
  • The control of assistance robots by physical human-robot interaction (in particular co-manipulation) and through multimodal interaction (sensory fusion, augmented reality, etc.).


We apply our research to many fields of health:

  • Minimally invasive surgery,
  • Learning the medical gesture,
  • Help with walking and postural stability,
  • The replacement of the upper limbs,
  • Neuromotor rehabilitation.

Discover in video the research activities of the AGATHE team:

Referent contact : Jérôme SZEWCZYK, Head of the AGATHE team